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Dollar Decline Cycle

October 22nd, 2015

Dollar worm hole:  The US Dollar Index hit a low in 1995, a high in 2002, a low in 2008, and a recent high in 2015.  Examine the following 20 year chart of the dollar. Read more…

Currency, Markets, Stock Market

Goodbye Middle Class: 51 Percent Of All American Workers Make Less Than 30,000 Dollars A Year

October 22nd, 2015

The Middle Class - Public DomainMichael Snyder:  We just got more evidence that the middle class in America is dying.  According to brand new numbers that were just released by the Social Security Administration, 51 percent of all workers in the United States make less than $30,000 a year.  Read more…

Economy, Government, News Of The Weird

You Need an Asset Protection Strategy … Now

October 22nd, 2015

Image for you need asset protectionJocelynn Smith:  I held a quarter of a million dollars’ worth of diamonds in the palm of my hand.

That’s not to say that they didn’t keep a close eye on me the entire time because that gorgeous, gold-toned case was just perfectly pocket-sized. Read more…

Investing, Investing Guide, Markets, Stock Market

Why Opportunistic Investor Chen Lin Is Hoping for $20/Barrel Oil

October 22nd, 2015

oil 1JT Long:  A quick drop to $20/barrel oil could be the best thing for energy companies with enough cash in the bank to take advantage of the sharp bounce predicted in the wake of such a dramatic fall. Read more…

Crude Oil, Investing, Markets, Mining / Drilling, Oil Wars, Stock Market

Cashless Society, Negative Interest Rates And Hyperinflation

October 22nd, 2015

City 1Gustav Andersson:  If you’d suggested just a few years ago that we’d soon be living in a global economic landscape in which an increasing number of central banks would have their interest rates set to zero, or even negative, most people would have thought you where outright mad. Read more…

Banking, Economy, Inflation/Deflation, News Of The Weird

Gold Is Exceptionally Cheap At The Moment

October 21st, 2015

Gold IRA chartGold Silver Worlds:  According to John Hathaway, senior portfolio manager at Tocqueville, gold needs financial market turmoil in order to receive the investment interest it deserves. As global equity markets fell in the 3d quarter, gold was bid Read more…

Gold, Investing, Markets, Precious Metals, Stock Market, Stocks

Undermining Property Rights in San Francisco

October 21st, 2015

Real Estate San Francisco:  Expanding the Regulatory State with the “Anti Airbnb Measure” –  The best thing one can say about “Proposition F” is that it will be up to voters to decide on its adoption. However, it actually shouldn’t be up to them, because it concerns an issue that is really none of their business. Read more…

Economy, Real Estate

The Worldwide Economic Recession Deepens As Global Trade Continues To Collapse

October 21st, 2015

Global MarketsMichael Snyder:  When the global economy is doing well, the amount of stuff that is imported and exported around the world goes up, and when the global economy is in recession, the amount of stuff that is imported and exported around the world goes down.  Read more…

Economy, Government, Today's Top News, World News

Wal-Mart’s Worst Stock Crash In 27 Years Is Another Sign That The Economy Is Rapidly Falling Apart

October 19th, 2015

Wal-Mart - Photo by MikeMozartJeepersMediaMichael Snyder:  Now that a major global recession has begun, you would expect major retailers like Wal-Mart to run into trouble as consumer spending dries up, and that is precisely what is happening.  On Wednesday, shares of Wal-Mart experienced their largest single day decline in 27 years after an extremely disappointing earnings projection was released. Read more…

Economy, Investing, Stock Market, Stocks, Today's Top News

Oil Market Showdown: Can Russia Outlast The Saudis?

October 19th, 2015

Oil comic:  November 27, oil consuming countries will celebrate the first anniversary of the Saudi decision to let market forces determine prices. This decision set crude prices on a downward path. Subsequently, to defend market share, the Saudis increased production, which exacerbated market oversupply and further pressured prices. Read more…

Crude Oil, Markets, Oil Wars, Russia, World News

China Gets Aggressive In The Global Oil And Gas Sector

October 14th, 2015

Chinese OilJohn Manfreda:  Since 2009, China has been taking a much more active role in its pursuit of international oil contracts. In 2009, for the first time, Saudi Arabia exported more of its oil to China than it did to the U.S. China also made large investments in Read more…

China, Crude Oil, Mining / Drilling, Natural Gas, Oil Wars, Today's Top News, World News

Are You Ready For Another Round of Quantitative Easing?

October 14th, 2015

monopoly-moneyLance Gaitan:  We might be returning to the days of “bad news is good news.”

It’s been well documented by us and others that all three rounds of quantitative easing (QE) did was to prop up financial assets, and artificially at that. Read more…

Banking, Bonds, Economy, Federal Reserve, Markets, Today's Top News

A Massive Global Recession Has Already Begun

October 14th, 2015

Globe-Earth-World-PlanetMichael Snyder:  The biggest bank in the western world has just come out and declared that the global economy is “already in a recession”.  According to British banking giant HSBC, global trade is down 8.4 percent so far this year, and global GDP expressed in U.S. dollars is down 3.4 percent.   Read more…

Banking, Economy, Markets, Stock Market, World News

Like a Sinker Tied Around the Neck of the American Economy

October 13th, 2015

Economy recessionJustin Spittler:  The odds of a U.S. recession are rising…

A recession is when an economy shrinks two quarters in a row. It means businesses are slowing down and selling fewer goods and services.

The stock market typically goes Read more…

Economy, Federal Reserve, Government, Stock Market

Government In Action: Is Obama Actually Trying To Start WW3?

October 13th, 2015

ww3Michael Snyder:  Why has Barack Obama airdropped 50 tons of ammunition into areas that “moderate rebels” in Syria supposedly control?  This is essentially the equivalent of poking the Russians directly in the eyes.  Much of this ammunition will end up in the hands of Read more…

Government, Military and Police, News Of The Weird, Today's Top News, World News

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